For aspiring drone entrepreneurs, the Huntingburg Airport accelerated ground school classes in December will provide the preparation needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s required test for commercial drone operation.
The airport has offered the ground school in the past but recently, Airport Manager Travis McQueen determined the class which prepares students to take the FAA exam to become a pilot will also prepare them for the Part 107 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems test. The test is a requirement to operate a drone commercially.
The airport is working with Aviation Seminars, a test prep company, to offer the two-day course Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, at the airport. Afterwards, students will be prepared to take the required tests from the FAA to obtain a pilots license as well as the drone operator test.
According to McQueen, the 60-question test is comprised of questions taken from a pool of more than 900 potential questions. The minimum passing score on the exam is 70 percent.
“It will be hard if you do not understand the material,” McQueen said.
If interested, registration can be completed online at https://www.aviationseminars.com/registration-form/?type=vfr&course_id=2017458.